CAR Editor John Bentley argues that the FIA’s allowance of McLaren’s so-called “F-duct” aerodynamic aid has resulted in teams making serious comprises to retro-fit similar devices to their cars. In Ferrari’s case
CAR associate editor Mike Fourie admires the way Mark Webber turned the tables on Sebastian Vettel in the Spanish Grand Prix.
CAR Editor John Bentley argues that the FIA’s allowance of McLaren’s so-called F-duct aerodynamic aid has resulted in teams making compromises to retro-fit similar devices to their cars…
Fernando Alonso heads to his home grand prix with the hope of energising his championship charge on the European leg of the F1 season, and if ever there was a stage for turning in a performance worthy a world champion, it’s Circuit de Catalunya.
Being a motoring journalist certainly has its pleasures – and I make a point of never forgetting that – and driving cars on locations around the world is one of them. So when the opportunity arose for me to go drive the new BMW Z4 in Alicante, south-east Spain, the prospect had obvious appeal, especially as it came just after helping to sign-off the May issue of CAR.
Seat is going ahead with its plans to produce a Ford Mondeo and Renault Laguna-rivalling saloon. Planned for release sometime in 2009, this new model has been dubbed the Seat Exeo (Ex-ay-o).
Seat has added excitement to the worldwide anticipation of the next-generation Ibiza, due for release later this year, with the announcement an additional three-door variant to join the entry-level hatch – the Ibiza SportCoupe.
With diesels set to make their bow in standard production car racing next season,
one of the star performers – in the hands of an experienced racer able to get
the suspension settings right – could certainly be Volkswagen’s new Polo flagship,
the 1,9 TDI three-door.
A face-lifted version of the popular Kia Picanto will make its début in Barcelona next month and should arrive in South Africa in time for spring! What’s more, the baby Kia will pave the way for the local launch of its bigger brother, the Cee’d, a month later…
Fernando Alonso CAN win a third consecutive world championship title this year. At Monaco, rookie Lewis Hamilton had no choice but to settle for second while he watched and learned from the master!